More Music Industry News: Jelli, Tough Times For Publishers, Get Busy, Zune, FundTunes & More
- January was a banner month on Jelli with more than 1 million votes were cast by Jelli listeners deciding in real-time what plays online, on digital radio, and on FM. Jelli is social radio, where the listening community has the decides what plays.
- Universal Music Publishing Group's global chairman and CEO David Renzer
is warning 2010 could be the most challenging year yet for music
publishers. (California Chronicle via Billboard)
- A social game to pick pop hits could kill the A&R man. (TechCrunch EU)
- Topspin's Ian Rogers offers the latest update on his Get Busy Committee management project. (Fistfulayen)
- Zune News: Microsoft dropped Zune HD prices without explanation. (ars) Zune pass users are complaining about disappearing music. (Engadget) I wonder if this is related to a rumor that I heard about Zune moving from MediaNet to its own system?
- Veteran net and media execs start a fund to build IPad apps. (press release) The iPad os not a sure winner yet, but as I've said before its has real potential for the music industry.
- FundTunes, in association with Universal Music Canada, has launched a new website to download digital music to fundraise for a cause. The first of its kind in the country, FundTunes helps raise money for Canadian charities, nonprofit organizations, amateur sports teams, schools, clubs, and other community groups. (press release)
- Springsteen Pissed At ASCAP For Implying He Instigated Lawsuit Against Pub; Demands His Name Removed (Techdirt)